Valentino Born In Roma Donna & Uomo

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Valentino is known for its captivating beauty from the couture runway to the beauty department, and their latest fragrances don’t disappoint. The Italian fashion house launched two new perfumes: Born in Roma, Donna and Uomo.

Roma is all about an attitude towards life. When you have a culture, you have an identity.

Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino creative director

Both fragrances are designed with traditional Valentino rockstud spikes paying homage to the rich history of the brand, while the scents are both bring very different energies. Born in Roma, Donna, has a blend with notes of wood and vanilla and Born in Roma, Uomo boats hints of ginger spice, ‘woody vetiver’, and mineral salt (yes, salt!). But while the women’s scent is out now, Valentino’s men’s fragrance launches in October.

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19-year-old Sudanese-Australian Adut Akech, together with Anwar Hadid, Gigi and Bella Hadid’s model (and jewelry designer) younger bro, is the new face of two scents, Donna and Uomo, that make up Valentino new fragrance collection. True to its name, Born in Roma, Inez and Vinoodh photographed the pair in Rome in the dead of winter – unfortunately not at the best time of year for romping around in a sleeveless dress. In the campaign, Adut wears a pink Valentino frock while Anwar adds some edge rocking a biker jacket.

Valentino Donna Born in Rome

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For women, Donna Born In Roma a delicate oriental/floral perfume. The new perfume is a new hit sensation with a sensual scent, very soft, and feminine. Valentino fans will find it really attractive and daring due to its modern haute couture floriental aroma as well as a modern edge fragrance.

Top: Black currant, Essence of bergamot, Pink pepper
Heart: Jasmine grandiflorum absolute, Jasmine sambac Absolute, jasmine tea
Base: Bourbon vanilla, Cashmeran, Guaiac wood essence

A couture fragrance made of 3 jasmine flowers and accords blended with Bourbon vanilla, one of the most expensive ingredients in modern perfumery. This is twisted with a cool facet of pink pepper and a woody overdose, giving this couture feminine fragrance a modern edge.

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Valentino crafts outstanding perfumes, I adore its fragrances and its simple but so elegant designs. Valentino Donna Born In Roma is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Valentino.

 

 

 

 

Bvlgari Tubereuse Mystique is the newest addition to the Splendida Bvlgari family

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Known for their exquisite jewellery collections, luxury goods and olfactory offerings, Bvlgari is extending their exclusive range of coveted fragrances this summer.

Get Enchanted by Bvlgari’s New Splendida Tubereuse Mystique

The Bvlgari perfume collection Splendida was presented in 2017 with three fragrances: Iris d’Or, Rose Rose, and Jasmin Noir. In January 2018, the collection was joined by Magnolia Sensuel, and now we are welcoming Tubereuse Mystique, representing the theme of the mystical and intoxicating flower of tuberose.

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It’s splendid and captivating, just like the family it belongs to… As part of a collection in which each fragrance highlights a different facet of a woman’s character, Tubereuse Mystique captures the mystical beauty of the tuberose.

This legendary flower that has inspired the oriental dreams of A Thousand and One Nights, as well as many legends across the world, is now offering this perfume its opulent and hypnotizing aroma. Mainly harvested in India, Tuberose requires meticulous care because of its temperamental, delicate nature.

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Named the ‘Diva of the Field’, it’s in fact one of the most expensive ingredients used in a fragrance. However, what makes this perfume different is that its star whose aroma reaches its peak at night, was cultivated during a nocturnal harvest exclusively implemented by the Roman jewelry house.

Top notes: Black currant
Heart: Tuberose, Davana
Base: Myrrh, Vanilla absolute

Like a jeweler, Bvlgari’s Master Perfumer Sophie Labbé dealt with the complexity of this natural gem and composed the fragrance using the floral and natural notes of Twilight Tuberose as key elements. To intensify it, she paired it with Davana Essence and Vanilla Absolute followed by warm amber tones that further reveal its distinctive and powerful trail. Accompanied by the powdery and intense floral notes of Twilight Tuberose, the mystical Splendida Bvlgari Tubereuse Mystique redefines sensual enchantment in its own way.

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The fragrance is powdery, floral-oriental, and elegantly sweet, conceived as a mystical night-time perfume for women.

Bvlgari Spendida Tubereuse Mystique will be available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful and wonderful world of Bvlgari.

 

 

 

 

4711 Acqua Colonia Intense Collection

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Inspired by the beauty of nature

This summer, the new unisex collection, 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense, will be available on the market, featuring four new fragrances in the well-known bottles of the 4711 Acqua Colonia line: Floral Fields of Ireland, Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar, Wakening Woods of Scandinavia, and Pure Breeze of Himalaya.

Refreshing compositions based on interesting contrasts and combinations of notes enrich the offer of the 4711 collection, leading us to four beautiful destinations colorfully described by the new scents.

4711 Floral Fields of Ireland

 

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The blooming fields of Ireland are described by the blend of citrus and osmanthus that lead to the flowering heart of mimosa, orange blossoms, and jasmine, accompanied by a combination of woody notes and the Operanide molecule that gives deep aromas of wood and ambergris.

Top notes: Mandarin, Lemon, Osmanthus
Middle notes: Jasmin, Mimosa, Orange blossom
Base notes: Operanide molecule, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

 

4711 Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar

 

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The sunny shores of Zanzibar seduce with a tropical blend in which the frangipani is combined with coconut and the sweet, fruity, and watery nuances of watermelon. Warmness and softness are provided by vanilla, woody notes, and creamy musk.

Top notes: Watermelon, Star anise
Middle notes: Frangipani, Coconut, Musk
Base notes: Vanilla, Cedarwood, Vetiver

 

4711 Wakening Woods of Scandinavia

 

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The Scandinavian forests are described by the green citrus opening with a bright and pungent pink pepper announcing a floral heart layered on the wooden blend of fir and patchouli, embraced by olibanum.

Top notes: Bergamot, Coriander, Pink pepper
Middle notes: Osmanthus, Jasmine, Rose
Base notes: Patchouli, Fir absolute, Olibanum

 

4711 Pure Breeze of Himalaya

 

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Himalayan breezes are reflected with notes of citrus and bright pink pepper, emphasizing the heart in which the accent of mountain air is expressed, mixed with bright floral notes of rose and lily-of-the-valley. The base is a soft and subtle cashmere, ambroxan, and musk.

Top notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Pink pepper
Middle notes: Rose, Lily-of-the-Valley, Mountain air
Base notes: Cashmeran, Ambroxan, Musk

Not only for summer days, but what to think after a hard day work? The new collection, 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense, will be available in 50ml Cologne Intense and 170ml Cologne Intense flacons. Come into the beautiful world of 4711.

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Muguet Millésime 2019

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French Maison Guerlain maintains their tradition of the annual limited edition of the Muguet perfume. The original version was created in 1908 by Jacques Guerlain, while its second saga began with the reinterpretation by Jean-Paul Guerlain in 1998. The latest version is Thierry Wasser’s, a modernized edition presented in 2016. Every year since 2006, Muguet Eau de Toilette has been showcased in a new limited edition and a special flacon, beautifully enhanced by the work of an artisan to become an exceptional piece.

Under the artisans’ attentive eye and expert hands, the silkworms create a ribbon of immaculate silk, which then becomes one with the iconic Bee flacon like a second skin.

This year, Guerlain has partnered with Sericyne, an innovative manufacture that possesses revolutionary know-how: natural non-woven 3D silk. Under the artisans’ attentive eye and expert hands, the silkworms create a ribbon of immaculate silk, which then becomes one with the iconic Bee bottle like a second skin.

 

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Sericyne – established at the heart of the Cévennes, the historic cradle of French silk culture – has fashioned an incredibly delicate silk adornment. An innovative, meticulously crafted masterpiece born of unique patented know-how, it is produced by some twenty silkworms, then stamped with a scattering of 69 bees and gilded with the name of the perfume.

Top notes: Green notes
Heart notes: Note of lily of the valley, Lilac
Base notes: Rose, Jasmine

It adorns the Bee bottle, at the heart of which lies the fragrance Muguet, reinterpreted by Thierry Wasser in 2016 in a natural, modern version. Guerlain perpetuates the tradition of Muguet, a luxurious rendez vous that celebrates the arrival of spring. A limited and numbered edition (5019 pieces available worldwide), that pays tribute to lily-of-the-valley ’s little good-luck charm bell. The 2019 Millésime celebrates the poetic and sensory meeting between the bee and the silkworm.

A true collectors item. Guerlain Muguet Millésime 2019 is available as a 125 ml Eau de Toilette limited and numbered edition (5019 pieces available worldwide). Come into the beautiful worlds of Guerlain and Sericyne.

 

 

 

 

L’Oréal to buy Mugler and Azzaro from Clarins

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In 1909, Eugène Paul Louis Schueller, a young French chemist of German descent, developed a hair dye formula called Oréale. Schueller formulated and manufactured his own products, which he then decided to sell to Parisian hairdressers. On 31 July 1919, Schueller registered his company, the Société Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux (Safe Hair Dye Company of France). The guiding principles of the company, which eventually became L’Oréal, were research and innovation in the field of beauty. In 1920, the company employed three chemists. By 1950, the team was 100 strong; by 1984 was 1,000 and is nearly 82,000 today.

L’Oréal got its start in the hair-colour business, but the company soon branched out into other cleansing and beauty products. L’Oréal currently markets over 500 brands and thousands of individual products in all sectors of the beauty business: hair colour, permanents, hair styling, body and skin care, cleansers, makeup and fragrance. In the years L’Oréal build a large portofolio of brands like: Lancôme, Helena Rubinstein, Biotherm, Kiehl’s, Giorgio Armani Beauté, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Viktor & Rolf, Cacharel, Maison Margiela and Ralph Lauren Fragrances, to name just a few.

And now L’Oréal is in exclusive negotiations to acquire perfume brands Mugler and Azzaro from Clarins Group, the French beauty giant announced this morning.

The perfume category is at the heart of our global strategy for growth at L’Oréal Luxe. In this context, we would be thrilled to welcome Mugler and Azzaro: these signatures, with a long history in fashion and olfaction, would perfectly complete our portfolio of brands.

Cyril Chapuy, President of L’Oréal Luxe.

L’Oréal has not confirmed the financial details of the planned acquisitions, other than that the deal is currently under discussion and subject to approval from regulators.
The purchase is expected to be completed later in the year.
L’Oréal’s prestige perfume has seen strong growth in recent years with the commercial success of Lancôme’s La Vie est Belle (one of the best-selling fragrances in Europe and the US), Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opiumand Giorgio Armani’s Sì Passione and Acqua di Giò Absolu.

The firm’s Luxe Division grew by 10% in 2018. However, the brand owner has seen its mass brands category struggle last year, particularly in Western Europe.

 

 

 

 

Botanical Rhapsody: The Making of de Gournay x Chantecaille

 

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What do you get when you join two forces equally obsessed with craftsmanship, beauty, and botanicals? A covetable collaboration that brings haute design to your vanity table.

Olivia and Sylvie had been admirers of de Gournay’s exquisite hand-painted wall coverings for years before deciding to pitch the haute British wallpaper house an idea: Would the artisans collaborate with them to create a bespoke design with which to decorate the Spring ’19 darby Rose fragrance (a re-imagined version of a classic Chantecaille scent) and Lumière Rose Highlighter? What followed was the stuff of design dreams – a signature chinoiserie motif became the starting point for a full-on botanical rhapsody.

 

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“Partnering with de Gournay was a dream. My inspiration was to create a Chantecaille garden using our iconic Rose de Mai surrounded by butterflies and birds. The design we collaborated on was the first time they’ve used roses in a motif, which was so hard to believe!,” says Olivia. The resulting panel, created in the de Gournay studio, became the springboard for the luxurious Darby Rose gift box and the beautiful lid of the Lumière Rose compact, both limited-edition items. In true Chantecaille fashion, there’s also a breathtaking interior detail: The powder highlighter is embossed with a highlight from the design – a bird atop a delicate blooming branch.

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“With exacting, age-old methods that recall 18th-century hand-painted wallcoverings, de Gournay has created a name in the design world that is synonymous with quality, creativity and elegance. Watching the collaboration come to life was a thrill for Sylvie. “I have a friend that lives across from the London de Gournay studio, so I passed by the windows often, admiring their beautiful hand-painted designs. To create something so representational of us, and so unique for this special release is just wonderful”, she says.

The release of the rose-festooned collection dovetails perfectly with the gorgeous blooms of springtime – a coincidence? Not at all. “Spring is a joyful, colorful time with flowers bursting everywhere, especially in Grasse where our Rose de Mai fields are just starting to bloom. This collection is a breath of fresh air and the perfect way to celebrate the renewal and beauty of the season”, says Olivia.

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Come into the beautiful worlds of Chantecaille and de Gournay.

 

 

 

 

Chantecaille Darby Rose

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Chantecaille sets a luxurious standard in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics. Their obsession with flowers and their amazing natural abilities to heal and work in harmony with the body is at the heart of their passion of skincare. Through ground-breaking scientific advancement, meticulous formulation and personal commitment, they use beauty as a tool to effect change in the world.

By creating purposeful, obsession-worthy beauty products crafted from the purest ingredients, they’ve raised the bar for the beauty industry. The’ve also created a philanthropy platform which shines a spotlight on global environmental issues and supports conservation efforts around the globe.

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In the Spring of 2019, a collection of the US brand Chantecaille presented a new limited edition floral creation as a special collaboration with the de Gournay company. The newest collection includes the re-launched Darby Rose fragrance and a lovely compact powder Lumiere Rose.

Celebrated for their hand-painted wallpapers and fabrics, the collaboration is an elegant pairing of two luxury family-owned brands with strong European roots. Founded in 1986, de Gournay, like Chantecaille, is a family-run business with an established footing in a unique and sophisticated trade. De Gournay stands by a company ethos of maintaining a truly bespoke and artisan product that brings dreams of the perfect interior to life, which compliments Chantecaille’s commitment to inner and outer beauty.

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The exclusive collaboration between Olivia and Sylvie Chantecaille with haute couture wallpaper artists of the de Gournay brand features a new limited edition duo. The new rose collection is inspired by the Rose de Mai (Centifolia Rose) a favorite in the Chantecaille family, which are portrayed in fresh, bold, and soft pink shades, and an abundance of verdant foliage. The elegant work also shows branches that rise above the rusty bush by which they twist and climb, as well as brightly colored birds that represent the family’s love of nature.

Sylvie and Olivia’s love for art and interior design were what drew them to de Gournay. The mother-daughter duo worked closely with the house’s specialized artists to create a custom chinoiserie Chantecaille design inspired by the Rose De Mai, the delicate flower at the heart of Chantecaille. The classic David Austin Darby rose is known for its mouthwatering fresh scent. Sylvie’s love for the rose began after planting it in her garden 20 years ago. Wanting to use its highly unusual rose scent for a fragrance, she asked her perfumer to capture the essence of the flower directly from her blooms using headspace technology. The resulting fresh, intoxicating Darby Rose became a best-selling fragrance in the early Chantecaille collection.

 

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A mouthwatering, fresh rose scent from the original Chantecaille collection. Darby Rose brings Sylvie’s favorite garden rose to life. Created using ‘headspace’ technology which re-creates the exact essence of the flower, it evokes the fresh, bright nature of this beautiful coral-hued rose.

I wanted a fragrance that captured this mouth-watering rose – you just can’t stop leaning in to inhale its delicious scent.

Sylvie Chantecaille

A radiant introduction of Jeweled Raspberry and crisp Italian Lemon unfolds into a blossoming bouquet of femininity. Precious Bulgarian Rose mingles with Pink Magnolia and Sweet Osmanthus petals for an alluring touch that underscores the sophisticated base of woody notes. Traces of rare Sandalwood and White Patchouli resonate throughout the scent adding textured warmth and dimension that help bring the stunning Darby Rose to life. The scent was inspired by Sylvie’s favorite garden roses and created using headspace technology to capture the exact essence of the flowers from her garden.

 

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Together with Darby Rose Eau de  Parfum, this season Chantecaille also launched Lumiere Rose, a limited-edition compact powder. Lumiere Rose is decorated with exclusive de Gournay pattern on the exterior and an embossing on the powder within. The lightly shimmering pale pink powder gently illuminates the face with a delicate, instant-filter effect. Talc-free and weightless, it feels silky upon application with zero dusting. The soft, flattering pink shade works universally on all skin tones.

Chantecaille Darby Rose Eau de  Parfum is available as a 75ml Eau de Parfum at the price of $210 as a limited edition, while Lumiere Rose compact powder is available at the price of $78. Both are packaged in a beautiful Chantecaille x de Gournay limited-edition box, and are available at the official website of Chantecaille.

Come into the wonderful world of Chantecaille.